Fixing the Leopold (Railroad gun diorama)

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  1. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    This is a bunch of pics from my diorama about the repair shop of the German rail gun Leopold in 1:32 scale.
    Work at 40%.



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    All locations of most of the accessories is provisional. When the diorama
    is more advanced, I'll go putting everything in place.

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    Detail of the barrel once painted, but before applying the paint worn detail.

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    After applying the metal effect.

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    Columns with Lighting


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    Enlarged detail fouled soil


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    Placing the pulleys in place.


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    Installing the drive wheels.


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    Although the picture was not well appreciated (I don't know why...yet) in the ground there metal shavings and dirt.


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    The red switch, I saw him in an abandoned Krupp factory in Germany. I tried to figure out what it was for, but I could not figure out .... But I liked the detail and I put it here. I guess it was some kind of emergency stop or something like this. I have put this as i saw it. (The height is more or less red button up to my elbow. Not had a meter for measuring)


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    Some pieces worked on the lathe.


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    A tank of something


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    Band saw

    Well, for now that's all for today. Hope you like,
    regards,

    Xavier
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  2. Revell-Fan

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    OHH, I DOOOOOO LIKE IT! :):):)
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  3. zathros

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    I cannot tell what scale this is in or if it is a real factory!?! :bored:
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  4. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Thank you very much guys for your kind comments.
    Regards
    Xavier
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You have to put a finger or something in there. I am really having trouble grasping the awesomeness of this project! I am a machinist. I recognize and have worked with all of this equipment. Please, a Thumb, a 10 centimeter box, something, so we can know!! :)
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  6. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Hello zathros.
    Hope these pics help to see the real size.


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    Thanks again,
    Regards


    Xavier
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  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks You. I don't think I would have been able to sleep without that picture. My wife, who is uninterested in anything I do, thought your work was fantastic. I shall be sending her to your home, expect her arrival shortly. :)
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  8. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Thanks Zathros. I think this is something in common to all wives around the world. More or less, a wife is a wife here in Europe as in the States. Genetic maybe ?
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    Have a very nice day. !!
    Regards

    Xavier
  9. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Hi again !
    For now this is all that I have already fixed and on its final site.
    Now I show you the various tests that I have been done with different parts of the diorama. So, you could see what and how I want to do.


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    The closure wall to the left of the diorama.


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    Columns and beams of the first floor.


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    View of the upper walkway.


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    Another view of the upper walkway.


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    Detail in macro.


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    Area raparacion for "small" guns like this 88mm


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    View from another angle.


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    Another Detail

    Well, for now that's all for today. Hope you like,
    regards,

    Xavier
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  10. zathros

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    Are you doing this for a museum or other type display? It is quite an achievement. One of the best I have ever seen. :)
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    I totally agree! This is fantastic work and I have not seen anything like it! It looks like a real factory... :)
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  12. Xavier

    Xavier Master of Reality Modeling

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    Thank you very much guys !!!
    Is just a diorama for me. I really like transform my thoughts in dioramas.
    Usually I have 2 or 3 dioramas at same time. But some times is a very slow process. And when my brain is dry of ideas or I don't see how to continue, I change of diorama.
    Thanks so much again, guys. !
    Best Regards,

    Xavier